Today's main event for the markets is the FOMC Interest Rate Decision, where the US regulator is widely expected to keep the interest rate at the same level of 5.5%.
In May British retail sales tumble
In May, British retail sales dropped more than expected as official data demonstrated on Thursday.
The UK Office for National Statistics told that in May retail sales headed south 1.2% from the previous month, unlike the previous 2.5% gain, which was revised from an initial 2.3% soar.
Financial experts had expected May’s outcome to edge down by 0.8%.
Year-on-year, retail sales went up 0.9% the previous month, compared to predictions for surge of 1.7%. April’s reading was revised upward to 4.2% from the previous 4% leap.
Core retail sales, excluding fuel and car sales inched up by 1.6% in May, compared to the previous 2.2% jump that was updated upward from the first soar of 2%.
Financial experts had expected core retail sales to decrease by 0.8% the previous month.
Year-on-year, in May core retail sales added 0.6%, unlike the previous month’s 4.6% soar and the consensus prediction for a 1.9% soar.
Meanwhile, in May American retail sales edged down.
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